2 Jan 2009
Reminder for tomorrow, spread the word…
Massacre in Gaza: Demonstrate Saturday 3 January
Assemble 12.30pm Embankment, London (Embankment tube)
Protests taking place across the country - details www.palestinecampaign.org
The demonstration will march from Embankment to Trafalgar Square for a rally, where speakers include Annie Lennox, Alexei Sayle, Ken Livingstone, Richard Burden MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sarah Teather MP
Bring old shoes to leave for Brown when the march passes Downing Street.
The demonstration will be calling for an immediate end to the Israeli massacre in Gaza and for an immediate lifting of the siege
The New Year begins with an outright refusal of Israel to consider a ceasefire in its massive military assault on the Palestinian people of Gaza. Today the airstrikes and killing are continuing.
It is clear that Israel believes it can act with impunity, continuing to commit war crimes against the illegally occupied Palestinian people.
However the blatant inhumanity of the Israeli actions has resulted in world wide condemnation from the public, with demonstrations in support of the Palestinian people, demanding an end to the siege, an end to the bombardment and an end to occupation. Betty Hunter of Palestine Solidarity Campaign said, “The Israelis may believe their own lies, Western politicians may choose to believe the Israeli lies and the media may choose to publish the Israeli lies, but ordinary people the world over know they are lies and want to put an end to the lies and the occupation.”
2009 must be the year in which the British government ends its complicity with Israel’s repeated violations of international law.
The demonstration in London on 3rd January, supported by more than twenty organizations will be demanding that the British government pledges itself to work for:
· An immediate end to Israel’s military assault on Gaza
· An immediate end to the blockade and siege on Gaza
· An end to Israel’s violations of international law
· An end to Israeli occupation
In addition to this demonstration, British people are protesting in towns around the country.
COACHES TO LONDON ON SATURDAY FROM:
Nottingham FREE Coaches! Leaving at 7:30am town centre, call 07970893981 or 07982638687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Birmingham coaches: leave 8.30am - Carrs Lane Church, Carrs Lane, (opposite Moore St station). Tickets: £8 (Unemployed/students), £12 (Employed) For tickets, call Nick on 07828013091 or Naeem Malik on 07721427690
10 MAB Coaches, Departing from Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12), 8.30am
Tickets: £5 each - Contacts: 07870948503 | 0776691344
Manchester: Manchester to London. It will be leaving at 7.15am from Manchester university students union on oxford road (M13 9PR), and cost £10/ person. Call asap to book: 07599832052.
PROTESTS AROUND THE UK
Friday 2 January 2pm - 4 pm. Outside the Egyptian Embassy, 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW. Call for Egypt to open the border immediately. Green Park/Marble Arch tube.
Saturday January 3rd – 12:30pm Gaza Demonstration - Churchill Square
SATURDAY, 3rd January, 1PM, CASTLE SQUARE, SWANSEA - DEMONSTRATE AGAINST ISRAEL’S WAR CRIMES & THE MASS SLAUGHTER IN GAZA.
Saturday 3rd January - 11.30 onwards
Silent Vigil in Cambridge Market Square - Outside the Guildhall
Women in Black in conjunction with Cambridge PSC, Stop the War and representatives from Cambridge churches
Saturday 3rd January 12 noon - 2pm at the Clock Tower Leicester. Leicester Protest against Israeli massacres in Gaza
Saturday 3 January 2pm - Peace Vigil in The Square, Shrewsbury Town Centre
Sat 3rd Jan – PROTEST Lancaster - Museum Steps, 11.30am
Saturday, January 3 11am -1pm
Morrisons, Caernarfon Stop the attacks on Gaza. Justice for the Palestinians. Come to show your opposition to the attacks by Israel on Gaza, and your solidarity with the Palestinian people. Organised by the Arfon peace and Justice Group
Saturday 3 January - Assemble 11.30am HANDS OFF GAZA - Bury Town Hall - For more information: 07857 610 426
Saturday 3 January assemble at 12@30 for 1 pm start. Outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 2pm
Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the Mound, Princes Street
Centre, opposite the Hippodrome Friday 5.00 - 6.00 and Saturday 2.00 - 4.00.
Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square
Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition
Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
Vigil every day 5pm outside BBC Oxford road, Manchester.
Vigil to be held every night until Israel’s criminal attacks cease.
SAT 3rd JANUARY
Stop the Massacre in Gaza ! End the Siege Now!
Assemble: 12 noon on Cavendish St, All Saints Park on Oxford Rd. Manchester
(further down from the BBC) March through city centre to Albert Square
Saturday 3rd January: Assemble at 12 noon: Outside Sheffield Town Hall
Sat 3rd Jan - 12 to 2pm Grey’s Monument in Newcastle
Organised by PSC, Stop the War Coalition & the University Friends of Palestine
Saturday 3rd January 12-2pm St Lukes Church - top of Bold St. Liverpool
Organised by Liverpool Friends of Palestine
Saturday 3rd. January - 3pm Vigil in Harold Place, Hastings
Hastings Against War
Protest has been called for Saturday 3rd January 1pm, at St. Sampson’s Square in York.
We hope to follow this with a march through town. Please bring banners, flags and placards. Organised by York PSC.
Vigil/Potest12.00 noon - 1pm Saturday 3rd Jan outside St Peter Mancroft Church in the Millenium Library Square- by Norwich PSC and Norwich STWC
Saturday 3rd Jan - 12 noon at Tunbridge Wells shopping precinct
Called by Wealden progressive movement and stop the war coalition Tunbridge wells
Saturday 3rd January : Gaza protest march from Millennium Square (Gala Theatre) through Durham to Cathedral. Assemble 10.45am for 11am start. British Government inaction condones Israeli barbarism.
Saturday 3rd January - Meet 1pm Infirmary Fields, Bradford
march and City Center rally
STOP THE KILLINGS IN GAZA - END THE SIEGE
Saturday 3rd January – 12 noon at Bedford Square, Exeter High Street
STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA- END THE BOMBING - FREE PALESTINE
Wear black and bring flowers. Exeter Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Exeter Stop the War Coalition have called a protest this Saturday against Israel’s bombing of Gaza.
Sunday 4th January 11am in Bedford town centre outside M&S
Protest on Sunday 4 January at 1.30 - assemble in Preston Flagmarket
*** Action alert ***
Write to your MP urging them to insist that Prime Minister Gordon Brown acts to ensure:
* An immediate end to Israel’s military assault on Gaza
* An immediate end to the blockade and siege on Gaza
* An end to Israel’s violations of international law
* An end to Israeli occupation
For more information: www.palestinecampaign.org
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The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) aims to raise public awareness about the occupation of Palestine and the struggle of the Palestinian people. PSC seek to bring pressure on both the British and Israeli government to bring their policies in line with international law. PSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from communities across the UK. Join PSC today!
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Posted by Derek Wall at 3:00 pm